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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Stencil and Stamps

As I mentioned in my last post I am back this week with my card for the Rudolph day Challenge at the Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo blog. I'm a bit later than intended but the challenge stays open until the end of the month so I will still make it in time. I was working on another little project which needed to be finished this week and I had a couple of messy painty and cake making sessions with two of my great granddaughters as well. One of them is three and the other nearly five, and looking forward to starting school in September. I have them one at a time as it can be quite tiring, even though I enjoy them being here.
Anyway all this meant that I didn't get round to making my card until today. The base card is approximately 15cm square, tent style. I took a piece of white card  little smaller and using a Clarity stencil and distress inks I added colour with a duster brush. The colours are Iced Spruce, Broken China, Stormy Sky  and Chipped Sapphire. All the stamping is done with Archival Watering Can ink. The main image and the sentiment are Chocolate Baroque stamps, the small stamps are Cardio, and the tiny snowflakes are part of an Art Journey stamp. I used a white pigment pen and white Wink of Stella to add snowy highlights. I outlined the the large circle with Stickles Stardust glitter, and also added some touches to the  images and snow flakes. I cut some blue card just slightly smaller than the card front and stuck the stamped panel to it before fixing to the card. I punched three snowflakes from glitter card using an X-cut punch and fixed them to the top corner.
I'm afraid this is not a very good photo, and I think the card looks prettier IRL, I just can't find the best place to take the pictures lately. It would be easy to blame the camera but I expect it is more likely an operator problem.

Now I am off to link up with The Rudolph Day Challenge - Anything Christmas.

Thank you for looking and for your comments , I really appreciate them all.



  1. It's a really beautiful card Jean and a very clever stencilling. They are lovely stamps.

    It sounds as if you've had a busy week and lots of fun with your little granddaughters. Barbxx

  2. A lovely card Jean. I think it is pretty in your photo. A clever combination of stamps and stencil too. Kate x

  3. I love the design of this wonderful card. The way you include perspective with the smaller house in the top bubble and the snowflakes scattered in others is so cool Of course the larger house scene in the largest bubble is so very pretty!

    Great card, Jean. Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. This is lovely Jean. I really like the subtle shade of blue that you've used and how you've created mini scenes in the circles. It's a beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment. Sandra x

  5. I'm loving this gorgeous card the design is just perfect and I love the sparkles Love and hugs Carole x

  6. Hi Jean,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    oh how I love this excellent card what a very super and fab design.
    I love how you have put the lovely scenes in those circles.
    Very clever designing.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  7. Hi Jean, this is so stunning. Love the stamping in the cirkels and your card has a very sereen feel. Just love it.
    Gr Veerle

  8. This is gorgeous Jean, so soft and pretty and the stickles and white pen work have highlighted the little scenes and snowflakes so beautifully. I love the added snowflakes too and a perfect sentiment to finish. x

  9. It is a really beautiful card Jean, I love the design and the way the images are captured in circles.
    Yvonne xx

  10. I really like the soft colors, great sentiment and pretty snowflakes on your card! So glad you found time to create for the Rudolph challenge along with having fun times with your great granddaughters!

  11. The circles really look like they have been die cut from the design panel. Love the effect this has given. Beautiful soft colours too. Playing catchup again. Hugs Mrs A.